Overview of content related to 'url' http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/taxonomy/term/15264/all?article-type=&term=&organisation=&project=&author=lynn%20silipigni%20connaway&issue= RSS feed with Ariadne content related to specified tag en Utilizing E-books to Enhance Digital Library Offerings http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue33/netlibrary <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue33/netlibrary#author1">Shirley Hyatt</a> and <a href="/issue33/netlibrary#author2">Lynn Silipigni Connaway</a>, describe the rationale and background of OCLC's acquisition of netLibrary, the information environment that is being pursued, and the resulting benefits that libraries may experience.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>On January 24, 2002, OCLC Online Computer Library Center acquired netLibrary, a major electronic books (e-books) company. OCLC's acquisition includes the e-book Division of netLibrary, which OCLC has integrated as a division of OCLC, and netLibrary's MetaText eTextbook Division, which has become a for-profit subsidiary of OCLC. This article describes the rationale and background of the acquisition, the overall vision of the information environment that is being pursued, and the benefits that libraries may experience as a result.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue33/netlibrary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue33 feature article lynn silipigni connaway shirley hyatt american library association d-lib magazine information today oclc university of pittsburgh jisc information environment worldcat accessibility aggregation archives authentication bibliographic data bibliographic record browser cataloguing cd-rom collection development content management data database digital library digital preservation digitisation ebook information architecture intellectual property interoperability learning objects marc metadata preservation repositories research search technology software standards url web browser Wed, 09 Oct 2002 23:00:00 +0000 editor 908 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk